Second Grade
   
 

Religion

  • State there is one God
  • State that Jesus is the bread of life
  • Identify important events in Jesus’ life
  • State that the Church follows the Pope as its leader
  • Define and prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.
  • Identify the two main parts of the Mass
  • Define sin
  • Describe what it means to forgive and to be forgiven
  • Recognize that we pray to Mary and the Saints for help
  • Explain how we share Jesus’ Body and Blood during Mass
  • Introduce that Mary is the greatest of all Saints
  • Define eternal life as living forever with God in heaven
  • State that prayer is talking and listening to God
  • Learn the Act of Contrition, Hail Mary prayer, Glory Be prayer
  • Introduce the Rosary

Mathematics

  • Order and compare whole numbers to 1,000 by using the symbols
  • Find the sum or difference of two whole numbers up to three digits long with and without regrouping
  • Understand the relationship between addition and subtraction fact families
  • Introduce simple problems involving multiplication
  • Introduce the understanding that fractions and decimals may refer to parts of a set and parts of a whole
  • Predict what will happen next based on presented numbers or situations
  • Introduce the multiplication tables of 2s, 5s, and 10s
  • Demonstrate the place value groupings of numbers to 1,000 or more
  • Recognize, extend and create patterns such as sequences of shapes or simple numeric patterns combining two or more attributes
  • Solve a variety of number sentences with equalities and inequalities
  • Tell and write time using five-minute intervals using both analog and digital forms
  • Compare and order objects according to the attributes of length, volume, weight, area and time
  • Add money starting with the highest value coin and counting values to ninety-nine cents
  • Predict whether an event is certain, probable or impossible

Science

  • Know how to sort organisms, objects, and events based on patterns
  • Understand that living things can reproduce and that nonliving things cannot reproduce
  • Know the main parts of plants: stems, leaves, roots, and flowers
  • Identify the dinosaur as similar to a reptile and classify examples as plant or meat eaters
  • Know & understand the difference between extinct and endangered animals
  • Define the term “fossil” as an imprint/remain of a plant or an animal
  • Classify foods in the food pyramid
  • Identify basic body systems and how they work together
  • Identify basic safety and equipment and when it should be used
  • Discuss the composition of the earth’s surface
  • Understand that weather conditions occur in patterns
  • Know that the moon moves around the earth and that the earth moves around the sun
  • Know that each time the earth completes one rotation, one day passes and that this takes 24 hours
  • Know the names of the known planets
  • Classify clouds according to their characteristics
  • Know & give examples of solids, liquids, and gases

Language Arts

  • Decode two-syllable nonsense words and regular multi-syllable words
  • Recognize common abbreviations
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of all grade-appropriate phonetic and decoding skills
  • Use homophones, synonyms and antonyms for a variety of words
  • Read aloud fluently and accurately and with appropriate intonation and expression
  • Alphabetize words according to initial and second letter
  • Use knowledge of the author’s purpose(s) to comprehend information
  • Ask clarifying questions about elements in writing
  • Introduce cause-and-effect relationships in a text
  • Interpret information from diagrams, charts and graphs
  • Follow multiple-step written instructions
  • Use prior knowledge, illustrations and text to make and confirm predictions
  • Compare and contrast plots, settings, themes and characters presented by different authors
  • Generate alternative endings to plots and identify reasons and impact new endings have on the plot
  • Use a variety of context clues to construct meaning
  • Use a variety of strategies to comprehend text
  • Summarize information in texts including central idea, supporting details, and connections between texts
  • Make connections and inferences based on text and prior knowledge
  • Use parts of a book to locate information
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic characteristics of a variety of genres
  • Identify the narrative elements of a story
  • Follow multiple-step written instructions
  • Use resources and references to build upon word meanings and edit writing
  • Introduce cursive alphabet
  • Evaluate and revise own writing following an assessment rubric and teacher notations
  • Write a friendly letter complete with the date, salutation, body, closing and signature
  • Write a book report
  • Identify and correctly use various parts of speech in writing and speaking (e.g., nouns, verbs)
  • Introduce adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions and pronouns
  • Distinguish among fragments, run-on and complete sentences
  • Use proper punctuation in writing
  • Spell frequently used, irregular words correctly
  • Recognize the purpose(s) of listening
  • Ask for clarification and explanation of stories and ideas
  • Paraphrase a three-to-four sentence paragraph or brief story that has been shared orally by others
  • Give and follow three-and-four-step oral directions
  • Contribute to group conversations.
  • Understand and use simple nonverbal cues
  • Use volume, phrasing and intonation appropriate for different situations

Social Studies

  • Understand the significance of individuals from a variety of cultures and ethnic groups in the past and present
  • Name various systems of long-distance communication and their effects throughout history
  • Identify some advantages and disadvantages of different types of transportation throughout history
  • State that the United States was founded on the principles of religious freedom
  • State the town, the state, the country and the continent in which students live
  • Label the North American continent, the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans on an outline map
  • Use map legends, cardinal directions and key symbols to read simple maps
  • Create simple maps of neighborhood and parish communities
  • Distinguish among different landforms
  • Recognize differences between weather and seasons
  • State ways people can conserve and replenish natural resources
  • Understand that community life changes over time and name reasons for changes
  • Identify ways that technological change affects how people in a community live
  • Compare and contrasts kinds of neighborhoods: urban, suburban, and agricultural
  • Recognize local community cultural expressions
  • Identify characteristics of good citizenship
  • Identify the difference between goods and services and jobs associated with each
  • State the differences between consumers and producers
  • Describe how human, natural, and capital resources are used to produce different goods and services
  • Identify some benefits and consequences of completing a job